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The Sea by Alexander

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-213-1111
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“cotton candy” (20 reviews)
“hamachi shots” (19 reviews)
“truffle fries” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Once again, we had an amazing birthday celebration. There were four of us, two with birthdays. We all had the 7-Course Tasting Menu. I'm the only one who doesn't eat meat so The Sea served me delicious substitutions for those two courses. Our waiter, Cash,...More

Thank tulips2u
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner here with my girl friend and her son or her birthday. I had the salmon, my girlfriend the lobster, and her son the tenderloin. All the dishes were excellent and the presentation was good. Overall service was excellent. The ambiance was good although...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday Night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server Hwan was super friendly and patient with my questions about the meal options. Our Executive Chef was YU Min Lin. My Daughter and Husband love sea food and I...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inexplicably ordered King Salmon on my first go here and I was very disappointed.This time I went for the classics and was not disappointed.The wagyu steak,hamachi shooters and foie gras and red velvet dessert were the standouts.You get the usual “chef treats” and complimentary cotton...More

Thank mzbecks07
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We stopped for drinks and appetizers and were shocked with prices. Regardless, we ordered some and were very disappointed with both quality and food portions.

Thank Noemí d
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We went to The Sea for a special occasion - we were greeted by a very arrogant and icy waiter. We felt like being in the army. We left the restaurant fortunately and went to a nicer place for 1/3 of the money. We like...More

Thank sjkeram
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Good fast service, well cooked seafood, nice wine, hadn't booked so I sat in the bar, nice area I will book next time

Thank Craig R
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I was here for a medical seminar dinner again, hoping for a better experience than a few months back. I was disappointed again. Given the fine dining label advertised, the food was fair and the service slow and spotty. The tomato basil soup was the...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Did not care for this restaurant at all. Just personal preference I think. I have eaten at many upscale restaurants and this is one that someone just went a little to weird on the food. Very limited menu. Only one salad on the menu, a...More

Thank pchess12345
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Came here for our second time. This time we had a travelzoo voucher for a 5 course meal for $75 each. We liked the first time here even though it was a double price mainly because we could order everything we wanted. This meal started...More

Thank Marcia K
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Cam T
January 31, 2015|
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Response from jpanda168 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Since we do not drink, we are not aware if there is separate bar menu. We noticed their bar on the right upon entering the establishment. We saw patrons at the bar having mixed drinks and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
    (Dinah's Court)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-213-1111
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The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse is the Bay Area’s premier seafood dining destination. Prepared with modern technique and flair, the restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich scrumptious morsels from the sea. Chef Yu Min Lin bless contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea’s menu into the extraordinary.
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